PADS Professional

Comprehensive flow for independent PCB-centric hardware engineers who do it all


Built for the independent, multi-discipline hardware engineer who does it all, PADS Professional utilizes Xpedition® technology that can handle the most demanding and complex designs, where other solutions fail.


PADS Professional is powerful, but it’s also easy to learn, use, and afford. It’s designed to give the experienced user all the horsepower they need, yet intuitive, so casual or occasional users can accelerate their time to productivity.


The full flow of PADS Professional lets you design, validate and manufacture PCB-centric systems incorporating advanced FPGA devices.


We provide an array of design and library translators to facilitate migration from competitive platforms.



Schematic Design

A complete schematic design solution for creation, definition, and reuse making the capture and definition of your schematic simple and fast. More >>



Combines ease-of-use with highly automated functionality, offering industry-leading advanced technology to create today’s most complex designs. More >>


FPGA-PCB Co-Design

Optimize FPGA I/O in the context of the PCB, all the time keeping your FPGA in sync with the PCB. Also includes FPGA vendor neutral logic synthesis that lets you keep your options open before committing to a specific architecture. More >>


Constraint Management

Powerful and easy-to-use constraint management provides a common, integrated definition environment for the creation, review, and verification of PCB design constraints. More >>



PADS Professional offers a complete suite of analysis and verification software powered by HyperLynx®. Efficiently analyze, solve, and verify critical requirements at any point in the board design flow to avoid costly re-spins. More >>


Manufacturing Prep

Create documentation and manufacturing-ready outputs at either the board or panel level. More >>


Project Data Management

Project data management features in PADS Professional ensure quality, integrity and security of data used throughout the design flow. More >>


Set of functionality

  • Schematic design
  • xDX DataBook
  • xDX PDF
  • Access 350K+ parts
  • Part creation wizard
  • PADS PCB layout
  • Advanced PCB layout through Xpedition® technology
  • Archive management
  • Netlist flow
  • Integrated Flow
  • Constraint management    
  • Central library
  • Library creation
  • High-speed routing
  • Variant definition
  • Signal integrity with crosstalk
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Analog simulation
  • Sketch routing
  • Component explorer
  • Net explorer
  • Full 3D (project based) layout
  • Drawing editor
  • Manufacturing prep
  • Design review/compare
  • First year support included


PADS Professional Datasheet